During a virtual ceremony held August 25, NEOMED welcomed six new members to its Virtuous Healer Honor Society (VHHS). The organization recognizes College of Medicine students, residents and faculty who exemplify the attributes of the virtuous healer, including:
- Moral Imagination
Among the inductees is fourth-year College of Medicine student Robert DeVito. Following the ceremony, Robert took a moment to discuss what being inducted to the VHHS means to him:
“The VHHS induction is very meaningful and humbling to me. I have been lucky enough to learn from some tremendous NEOMED faculty like Ronald Jones M.D., Tyler Bedford M.D., and David Deckert, M.D. I think the most significant part and the biggest benefit of being a VHHS member is that we can be part of a new era of how medicine is practiced. We can be growth factors in the doctor-patient relationship and advocate for truly practicing by the motto, 'The patient is why I'm here.'"